Interesting article on cross-nursing in Jamaica.
Would you breastfeed another woman’s baby? – Jamaica Women News: Health, Beauty, Motherhood & more – JamaicaObserver.com.
“Sister Pauline Lovindeer, director of the breastfeeding programme at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, said that while it is not practised by hospital officials, some women in Jamaica still breastfeed each other’s baby.
“People do it, it is a matter of choice, it is a matter of she (mother) wanting a friend to help her out and mutual agreement between them — it happens — but at the institutional level, like at the hospital, we no longer give one mother’s milk to another’s baby,” said the nurse.”